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Matchday Rewind: Real Madrid beat Barcelona, Chelsea seal Carabao Cup final place and Inter defeat Juventus with last-minute goal

Take a look back at all the key incidents from Wednesday's action in the Carabao Cup, Supercoppa Italiana and Supercopa de Espana

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Why was Tottenham vs Chelsea paused?


The Carabao Cup semi-final clash between Tottenham and Chelsea was halted late on due to a medical emergency in the crowd.

The game was paused in the 87th minute as goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga drew attention to an incident behind his goal.

Medics soon rushing to help a spectator and the game was paused for around five minutes.

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Ancelotti satisfied with Real Madrid win against Barca


Carlo Ancelotti was happy with the way Real Madrid defended and attacked as they beat Barcelona in the Supercopa de Espana on Wednesday.

Madrid let slip two goals against their Clasico rivals, but fired in three of their own to secure a place in the final.

Ancelotti said: "The plan was to defend well and attack better. We have attacked very well and also in the end we have defended ourselves and we could have done better.

"Barca played a good game. They have players with a lot of quality and it was important for everyone."

Conte: Chelsea deserve to reach Carabao Cup final


Antonio Conte feels Chelsea deserved to go through to the Carabao Cup final, despite Tottenham threatening them during Wednesday's semi-final clash.

Spurs went down 1-0 in the second leg, but Spurs striker Harry Kane had a goal disallowed in the second-half of the encounter.

Despite his side's chances, Conte acknowledges that his side were second best to the Blues, who won 3-0 on aggregate.

He told Sky Sports: "At the end of the two games Chelsea deserved to reach the final in this competition, we have to be honest.

"In the second half we created many chances to score and we deserved a result better than losing 1-0 but if you have a judgement over the two games Chelsea deserved to win."

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Xavi: Barca angry and sad after loss to Real Madrid


Barcelona coach Xavi feels his side put up a good fight against Real Madrid, despite losing the Supercopa de Espana clash.

The game went into extra-time, where Federico Valverde scored the winning goal to make it 3-2.

Xavi reporters: "We have dominated Madrid for a long time, but we lack experience, patience, responsibility. We are close. We are missing the turning point... It is a pity. We leave angry and sad."

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GOAL! Alexis scores last-minute winner for Inter


Nerazzurri beat Juventus in Supercoppa Italiana clash

Inter have won it right at the death!

Just as the game seemed to be heading into penalties, Alexis Sanchez has struck in the 120th minute to give them a 2-1 lead in the Supercoppa Italiana against Juventus.

Tuchel: Chelsea were almost punished by Spurs


Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel feels Chelsea were lucky to avoid punishment after their concentration dipped in Wednesday's Carabao Cup semi-final win against Tottenham.

Antonio Rudiger's goal was enough to secure the victory in the second leg, stretching their aggregate lead to 3-0. But the German coach feels his side were in danger of losing control of the match.

He told BBC Radio 5 Live: "We're happy with the result. In the first half we were the better team and we deserved to be up.

"But we lost concentration and lost focus in the last 15 minutes of the first half and again in the second half. We were almost punished for lack of focus."

Inter vs Juventus heads into extra-time


All square at the end of 90 minutes, the Supercoppa Italiana clash between Inter and Juventus will go into extra-time.

The two sides have cancelled each other out through goals from Weston McKennie and Lautaro Martinez.

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Chelsea through to Carabao Cup final with win vs Spurs


Blues win 3-0 on aggregate

Chelsea are through to the Carabao Cup final!

The Blues beat Tottenham 1-0 on Wednesday thanks to a first-half goal from Antonio Rudiger.

Thomas Tuchel's team have ended the tie with a 3-0 aggregate victory and will meet either Arsenal or Liverpool in the decider.

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Full-time: West Ham 2-0 Norwich


West Ham have taken the three points against Norwich.

Jarrod Bowen struck twice for the home side, taking his tally up to seven goals this season.

David Moyes' team are now fourth in the Premier League, while Norwich remain bottom of the table.

Full-time: Barcelona 2-3 Real Madrid


Carlo Ancelotti's men through to the final

Real Madrid have beaten Barcelona in the Supercopa de Espana semi-final.

Vinicius Junior, Karim Benzema and Federico Valverde all struck for Carlo Ancelotti's men to send them through to the final, where they will face either Atletico Madrid or Athletic Club.

Luuk de Jong and Ansu Fati were on target for Xavi's side, but it was not enough to keep them in the competition.

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Tottenham vs Chelsea halted because of emergency


There has been a medical emergency in the crowd

A medical emergency in the crowd has stopped the match between Tottenham and Chelsea.

GOAL! West Ham 2-0 Norwich


Bowen nets another

Jarrod Bowen has got his second goal of the night for West Ham.

David Moyes' team are 2-0 up after Bowen struck from close range. The goal looked uncertain for a while as it was subject to a VAR review, but the officials have given it.

WATCH: Valverde puts Real Madrid ahead


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Tottenham goal disallowed against Chelsea


Tottenham thought they had pulled level in the game against Chelsea.

Harry Kane found the net after taking on a pass from Lucas Moura, but VAR has piped up and the goal has been disallowed for an offside.

GOAL! Barcelona 2-3 Real Madrid


Valverde scores in extra-time

Real Madrid have struck in extra-time!

Federico Valverde taps in after Rodrygo finds him in the Barcelona box, rounding off a fine move from Carlo Ancelotti's team.

Barcelona vs Real Madrid goes to extra-time


It's still all square as the final whistle goes between Barcelona and Real Madrid.

The clash will go to extra-time to decide who will make it through to the final.

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GOAL! Barcelona 2-2 Real Madrid


Ansu Fati heads in the equaliser

It's all square in the Clasico once again!

Ansu Fati is the scorer, with the teenager rose to head in a cross from Jordi Alba, giving Thibaut Courtois no chance of stopping it.

GOAL! Inter 1-1 Juventus


Lautaro Martinez has pulled Inter level against Juventus.

The Argentine striker sent it into the top corner from a penalty after Mattia De Sciglio brought down Daniele Doveri in the box.

GOAL! Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid


Benzema restores Madrid lead

Karim Benzema has put Real Madrid back in the driving seat.

The French striker tapped into an empty net after receiving the ball from Dani Carvajal.

GOAL! West Ham 1-0 Norwich


West Ham have scored against Norwich.

Jarrod Bowen took on a pass from Vladimir Coufal and headed into the net minutes before half-time.

GOAL! Inter 0-1 Juventus


McKennie opens the scoring

Alvaro Morata has found Weston McKennie inside the Inter box and the USA international has headed past Samir Handanovic.

Juventus take the lead in the Supercoppa Italiana clash.

WATCH: Rudiger scores for Chelsea


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GOAL! Tottenham 0-1 Chelsea


Rudiger puts the Blues ahead

The deadlock has been broken in London!

Antonio Rudiger has given Chelsea the lead with a goal from close range.

Lukaku misses big chance for Chelsea


Romelu Lukaku found himself one-on-one but scuppered his chance to put Chelsea in the lead.

The Belgian striker got into the six-yard box but a save from Pierluigi Gollini kept him out and the score level.

Carabao Cup and Premier League matches underway


The Carabao Cup match between Tottenham and Chelsea and West Ham's Premier League encounter with Norwich have both kicked off.

Spurs are looking to overturn a two-goal deficit from the first-leg, while West Ham are pushing for a place in the top four of the English top-flight.

GOAL! Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid


Luuk de Jong has equalised for Barcelona.

The ball gets played into the Real Madrid box and a failed clearance merely bounces off the striker and goes in to tie the score.

De Jong comes close for Barca


Thibaut Courtois comes to the rescue for Real Madrid.

The goalkeeper got low to pull off a superb save to deny Luuk de Jong after the Dutch striker got on the end of a threatening cross in the box.

GOAL! Barcelona 0-1 Real Madrid


Vinicius Junior has broken the deadlock in the Clasico.

Karim Benzema stole the ball from Sergio Busquets and sent the Brazil international through on goal and he blasts it into the net.

Team news: Inter vs Juventus




The Supercopa de Espana semi-final clash between Barcelona and Real Madrid is underway!

Xavi's Barca battle Carlo Ancelotti's Madrid for a place in the final in Riyadh. Who will go on to face Atletico Madrid or Athletic Club in Sunday's decider?

Team news: West Ham vs Norwich


Home side looking to break into Premier League top four

Torres makes Barca debut


What an occasion for Ferran Torres to make his debut.

The January signing from Manchester City will be looking to impress his new club's fans by putting in a strong performance against eternal rivals Real Madrid.

Who is playing tonight?


The matches taking place this evening are:

Barcelona vs Real Madrid
Tottenham vs Chelsea
West Ham vs Norwich
Inter vs Juventus

Welcome to the matchday blog!


We are in for a cracking Wednesday evening.

GOAL will be providing coverage of all of the action going on. As well as the games going on in the Afcon 2021, we will be following the matches taking place in the Carabao Cup, Premier League, Supercopa de Espana and the Supercoppa Italiana.